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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 9 Days

Duration

10 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Everest Region

Destination

Kathmandu, Lukla, Namche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Nangkartshang Peak
Start/End point

Start/End point

Kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

5550 m
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs
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Trip Highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
  • Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an easy return version of Standard Everest Base Camp Trek,
  • Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu,
  •   Fixed wing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla,
  •  Trekking route : Exploring Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazzar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and the ultimate Everest Base Camp,
  •  Proper Acclimatization / Rest Day In Namche Bazaar and Dingboche helps with high altitude adaptation,
  •  Trek with a local Sherpa guide, the best opportunity to experience and explore Sherpa culture,
  •  Arrive at Everest Base Camp, a surreal and historic location where climbers prepare for their arduous ascent of the world's highest peak. Revel in the extraordinary vistas and soak in the sense of accomplishment as you stand in the shadows of Everest,
  •  Throughout your journey, knowledgeable and experienced guides will provide insights into the local culture, history, and geography, enhancing your overall experience.

Why Book the Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return with Master Himalaya?

Having assisted over 1000 travelers in the Everest Base Camp journey, we've observed that many enthusiasts, initially eager for the trek, may hesitate to return by foot after recognizing its challenges. In response, we've crafted a solution: the Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return, offering the best price throughout Nepal. 

Air Dynasty Helicopter serves as the sister company of Master Himalaya Treks and Expedition, and this close association is the fundamental reason we can provide you with the best price. 

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About EBC Trek With Heli Return

Everest trekking is the most popular trek in the world. We can find various types of Everest trek packages and itineraries online, for example, Everest Base Camp 12 days trek, Everest Base Camp 14 days trek, Everest Three Pass Trek of 19 days, etc. but those who have limited time or those who want to visit Everest in a short time Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter Return will be the best choice because it contains proper acclimatization/rest day. There are other options like Everest Base Camp 7-day Heli Trek

Note: Everest Base Camp Trek without acclimatization and rest day is not recommended for safety issues.  

 An extraordinary journey with the Everest Base Camp Trek, a classic adventure that now comes with an exhilarating twist – the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return. This option caters to those seeking the thrill of the Everest experience without the physical demands of an extended trek. Ideal for individuals with limited time, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return offers the luxury of a stunning helicopter flight back from the base camp, providing a unique and unforgettable perspective of the majestic peaks. The adventure begins with trekking the iconic trail to the base camp of Mount Everest, culminating in a breathtaking helicopter ride, showcasing the glaciers, mountains, and rivers below.

Master Himalaya Trekking offers specialized packages, allowing trekkers to complete the journey in less than a week, with customizable itineraries that include well-deserved rest days. The convenience of reaching Everest Base Camp and returning to Kathmandu by Helicopter in a shorter time frame is complemented by the option to add a touch of luxury to the trek.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is tailored for those who may be constrained by time or health considerations. It provides an opportunity to check off this bucket-list adventure, combining the thrill of a scenic hike with the indulgence of a helicopter return. The cinematic views of the Everest region unfold as you traverse the same trails as the traditional trek, only to treat yourself to a spectacular and comfortable flight back.

The traditional Everest Base Camp Trek typically takes 11 to 14 days, but with the helicopter return, trekkers have the flexibility to customize their journey, ranging from 5 to 20 days. For those not keen on an extended walk, the option to trek to Kala Patthar and return by helicopter streamlines the experience, providing an equally rewarding alternative.

The journey commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and from there, the trek winds through rivers, jungles, farming fields, and villages. Stops at Phakding, Monjo, and Jorsale allow trekkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Namche Bazaar provides a pivotal acclimatization point, allowing time to explore the village and nearby attractions.

Continuing the ascent, Tengboche and Dingboche offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for acclimatization. The trail then leads to Lobuche before reaching Gorak Shep, the launching point for the final trek to Everest Base Camp. The adventure doesn't end there – a climb to Kala Patthar unveils panoramic views before the grand finale: a helicopter ride back to Lukla or Kathmandu.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a seamless blend of trekking and luxury. It is an efficient and reliable way to return from Everest Base Camp, ensuring trekkers don't have to retrace their steps on foot. The convenience of these packages makes them particularly appealing for time-bound travelers.

These helicopter trek packages offer various itineraries, allowing travelers to choose the one that best suits their schedule. The return journey, whether to Lukla or Kathmandu, is swift and scenic, saving valuable time. The tour is crafted to deliver both adventure and luxury, creating an unforgettable experience.

In summary, the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is an innovative and time-efficient way to experience the grandeur of the Everest region. It caters to the needs of those with time constraints, providing a thrilling adventure coupled with the luxury of a helicopter return. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a time-bound traveler, this unique journey offers the best of both worlds, ensuring an unforgettable and rewarding experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

 

Food and Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek

Accommodations along the Everest Base Camp Trek offer twin-sharing rooms, each equipped with two beds and without attached bathrooms. The rooms provide basic furniture, including a small table or chair, and some may feature additional amenities such as shelves and hooks for hanging clothes.

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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

Flight to Lukla (2,840 m) from Kathmandu – 35 minutes or Drive to Manthali/Ramechhap (474 m) – 4 to 6 hours and take a 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Early morning, you'll be transferred to the domestic airport for a scenic 30-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. After landing in Lukla, embark on a gentle trek along the river, passing teahouses and conifers. Reach Phakding, a charming village on both sides of the Dudh Koshi River, where you'll spend the night.

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Day 2:

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) from Phakding – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

The trek starts with a hike to Monjo, entering the Sagarmatha National Park. ascend to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town famous for its bakeries and local market. The challenging uphill climb offers stunning views of Everest and Lhotse. Spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

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Day 3:

Acclimatization Day at Namche (3,440 m). Hike to Hotel Everest View (3,880 m) and back – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

To aid acclimatization, take a day to hike to higher altitudes. Options include a trek to Khumjung or Thame village or a visit to Everest View Hotel. Return to Namche Bazaar for the night.

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Day 4:

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) from Namche Bazaar – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Ascend through a wooden forest and along the Imja Khola valley. Reach Tengboche, where you can visit the main Tibetan monastery and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

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Day 5:

Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m) from Tengboche – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Trek through the Imja Khola valley, surrounded by high Himalayan peaks. Visit Pangboche and its ancient Gompa before reaching Dingboche. The views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak are spectacular. Spend the night in Dingboche.

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Day 6:

Acclimatization Day. Hike to Nangkartsang Peak (5,083 m) and back – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Another day for acclimatization. Options include a hike to Chhukung or Nangkartshang Peak, offering magnificent views. return to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

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Day 7:

Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) from Dingboche – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

The trail becomes barren as you trek toward Lobuche, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Pass through Thugla and enjoy stunning views of Cholatse. Arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay.

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Day 8:

Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and then back to Gorak Shep (5,164 m) – 8 to 9 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Trek to Gorak Shep and then embark on a hike to Everest Base Camp, where you'll witness the Khumbu Ice Fall and get close-up views of Everest. Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

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Day 9:

Early morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550 m) and then, descend to Gorak Shep (5,164 m) – 4 to 5 hours. Helicopter transfer from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Board a helicopter for a scenic return to Kathmandu.

Costing Details
What is Included In Cost ?
  •  All-inclusive meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek, accompanied by refreshing tea and coffee
  •  Twin-sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house for 2 nights, inclusive of breakfast,
  •  Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu,
  •  Twin-sharing accommodation at teahouses/lodges during the entire trek,
  •  All essential permits are required for the trek,
  •  Domestic plane flight to Lukla with included airport taxes,
  • Local Expertise: Experienced local trek leader to guide you through the journey,
  • Dedicated Support Team: Full support crew, including 1 porter for every 2 trekkers,
  •  International/Domestic airport transfers tailored to your flight schedule,
  •  All ground transportation per the itinerary is on a private vehicle,
  • Safety First: A comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicines,
  • Trek Essentials provided; duffel bag, sleeping bag with liner, and down jacket From Master Himalaya (returnable after trek completion)
  • Well-equipped Staff: Staff equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • Commemorative Certificate: Receive a trek completion certificate upon request
  • Group Bonding: Enjoy a warm welcome or farewell dinner with the group in Kathmandu
  • Free health check up at Namche, Dingboche and Gorakshep is included.
What is Excluded in Cost?
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Tips for Porters/ tour guides
  •  All kinds of drinks during trips, hot showers in the tea house, and other extra services
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu (USD 25 for 15-day visa)
  • Hot Shower and battery charging on the tea house
  • Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for the Lukla flight
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
Gears And Equipments
Clothing:
Clothing:
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are versatile)
  • Quick-dry long-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Gloves (liner gloves and waterproof outer gloves)
  • Thermal socks
  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters (optional but helpful in snowy conditions)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Buff or neck gaiter
Documents and Essentials:
Documents and Essentials:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
  • Travel insurance
  • Cash (in Nepalese rupees)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Maps and guidebook
  • Journal and pen
Optional Items
Optional Items
  • Binoculars
  • Portable solar charger
  • Energy snacks
  • Personal entertainment (book, music, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Compression sacks for space efficiency
Medical and Health:
Medical and Health:
  • High-altitude medication (consult with a doctor)
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness, if prescribed)
  • Basic first aid supplies (bandages, antiseptic, etc.)
Frequently Asked Questions

Can you fly back from Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can return from Everest Base Camp (EBC) by helicopter. It offers a thrilling and scenic option for those seeking a faster return from the trek.

How much time does it take to get from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp by helicopter?

On average, a helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp takes around 3 hours. The cost for a private chartered helicopter tour to Mount Everest is approximately 5000 to 6000 USD.

How long does it take to reach Kathmandu from Lukla by Helicopter during an Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return?

The helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu typically takes around 45 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the chosen route.

Is it possible to reach Mount Everest by helicopter?

While reaching the summit of Mount Everest by helicopter is impossible, helicopter tours or treks up to Everest Base Camp are popular options.

Is the helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp safe?

Yes, the helicopter service to Everest Base Camp is considered safe. Helicopters and pilots adhere to high safety standards, and flight risks are carefully considered in the planning process.

How long does a helicopter stay at the Everest Base Camp?

The typical stay for a helicopter at Everest Base Camp is around 10-20 minutes. Some companies may offer longer stays for sightseeing or photography.

When is the best time to take an Everest Base Camp helicopter trek with helicopter return package?

The best times for this trek are generally April-May and late September-October. During these months, clear skies provide excellent visibility for enjoying stunning views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountain range. The temperatures are also more comfortable for trekking.

If necessary, is there an oxygen cylinder in the helicopter?

Yes, helicopters that take you to Everest Base Camp come equipped with oxygen cylinders if needed. Most helicopter companies provide oxygen masks and canisters, ensuring the safety of passengers concerned about altitude sickness.

What is the best place to fly out to Kathmandu from during the Everest Base Camp Heli Return trek?

The best place to fly out to Kathmandu after the Everest Base Camp trek is Gorakshep. Helicopters often depart from this high-altitude location for a swift return to Kathmandu.

How many km per day is Everest Base Camp?

The daily trekking distance to Everest Base Camp can vary depending on the chosen route and itinerary. On average, trekkers cover about 10 to 15 kilometers per day. The terrain, altitude, and individual fitness levels can influence the pace of the trek.

How much does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can vary based on several factors, including the trekking package, services included, and the trekking company chosen. On average, the cost ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 USD per person. This cost generally covers permits, guides, accommodation, meals, and sometimes domestic flights.

What is the shortest time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The shortest time to complete the Everest Base Camp trek is around 10 days. However, this duration may be challenging for some individuals as it involves covering longer distances each day and allows less time for acclimatization. Trekkers are encouraged to choose an itinerary that includes adequate acclimatization days to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

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